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Victor Cruz has knee scoped, ruled out for Week 16

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There’s been a lot of talk around the Giants this week that wide receiver Victor Cruz may not play again this season because of the concussion and knee sprain he suffered in last Sunday’s 23-0 loss at the hands of the Seahawks.

He’s halfway to turning that chatter into fact. When coach Tom Coughlin met with the media after practice on Thursday, he hinted that an announcement about Cruz’s status would be coming and that came when the team released their injury report for the day.

Cruz has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Lions and the Giants announced a short time later that the wideout had an “arthroscopic debridement” on his knee performed by Dr. James Andrews.┬áThere wasn’t official word on his Week 17 status, but it’s safe to assume we’ll next see Cruz in 2014.

That would leave him with 73 catches for 998 yards on the season, which is just shy of a third straight 1,000-yard season that he seemed to get when he was ruled to have caught a 16-yard pass on the play that ended with his concussion.

After a challenge by coach Pete Carroll, though, it was ruled an incomplete pass and Cruz may have to be content with falling two yards short of that nice round number. Rueben Randle will move into the starting lineup against the Lions with Cruz out.

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13 Responses to “Victor Cruz has knee scoped, ruled out for Week 16”
  1. gosuhgo says: Dec 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    As long as Eli is playing, I’ll still give my Lions a chance. Although after the last few weeks, who knows anymore. There is no game that we can’t find a way to lose.

  2. thetruthcampaign says: Dec 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Go Lions.

  3. dtm1088 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:38 PM

    I sure hope Vegas has a “total interceptions thrown in the game” prop bet for this one. I’ll take the over 8.5

  4. suhmonster90 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:41 PM

    So who’s gonna have their breakout game in his place?

  5. schlippsguysnightout says: Dec 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    Dick Eli = the Flukiest player in NFL History

  6. packman331 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:53 PM

    But a brain scan showed nothing.

  7. 23rdusernameused says: Dec 19, 2013 4:01 PM

    Zero points scored, hahahhaahhahahah
    man that is funny!!
    25 INTS for “Elite” ELI?!?!?!?
    The gift that keeps on giving!

  8. raynman49 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:08 PM

    Debridement? I had one of them, but they called it a divorce.

  9. rightvoted says: Dec 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    Senator Cruz is my hero !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sad to hear his knee was injured. No doubt Bush’s fault.

  10. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 19, 2013 9:28 PM

    If either of two knew anything about Eli’s picks than you’d also know he has been sacked 35 times which would lead to the obvious fact that his offensive line is the problem.

  11. edithpiaf51 says: Dec 19, 2013 10:45 PM


  12. jetvet77 says: Dec 19, 2013 11:23 PM

    Cruz and Eli are ‘players’. Giant fans should be thankful for that. Nicks has shown he’s not.

    As for you Mr. Reese, you have football acumen. Please use it to draft or sign thru free agency quality OL to protect the gifted QB you have. The defense needs attention but will take care of itself if Eli is given the circumstances to succeed. Eli has shown he can win despite Gilbride if he has the ‘players’ around him. ( Although he would do better with Gilbride gone and an OC with some imagination). The Cowboys are in nearly every game they play despite their defense because their offense has the juice.

  13. rublestiltzkin says: Dec 20, 2013 11:32 AM

    that was hilarious when pete challenged that non catch. Two yards short of a nice career notation on the resume? lol

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